28 May, 2011

When on Google Earth 130

As the winner of Edith van den Burg's WOGE 129, identifying it as Halibiye, or Zenobia, in Syria, this is my challenge; be the first to identify the location and date of site in the picture below, and you can host you own When on Google Earth!

It is high time someone got this so here is a clue:
the picture has more to do with NASSER than NASA . . .


WHEN ON GOOGLE EARTH GOT TO 131 HERE . . . Then died. Could you solve the mystery?

The Rules

Q: What is When on Google Earth?

A: It’s a game for archaeologists, or anybody else willing to have a go!

Q: How do you play it?

A: Simple, you try to identify the site in the picture.

Q: Who wins?

A: The first person to correctly identify the site, including its major period of occupation, wins the game.

Q: What does the winner get?

A: The winner gets bragging rights and the chance to host the next When on Google Earth on his/her own blog!

More about When on Google Earth

Join, or Please update, the Facebook group here.

For a list of previous winners see Electric Archaeologist here …

Eloy Cano Castro has compiled the first 100 challenges of the game which is available from this link as a KMZ file for Google Earth.


Geoff Carter said...

Now with extra clue come on lets get this solved boys & girls.

KCB said...

I missed that. Has it been solved?

It's Uronarti (Chesef-Iuntiu),
one of several Middle Kingdom (ca. 2055-1650 BCE) fortresses in Nubia.

Geoff Carter said...

Congratulations KCB - you are correct it is the Middle Kingdom fort of Uronarti, an answer that has eluded everyone else for a very long time!

It is located on an island in Lake Nasser created by the damming of the Nile at Aswan.

So it's over to you . . . .

Geoff Carter said...

When on Google Earth 131 is here: